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Boots done

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by LCoote, May 9, 2004.

  1. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hey guys, it's been a while since my last update, due to the fact that I've been too damn lazy to do anything, anyway got around to finishing the boots today, also tweaked the eyes a little because they looked a bit too feminine.
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    Leigh
  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    He is looking good Leigh. Those boots really stand out. The eyes do look alot better now. Keep up the great work.
  3. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Here's the bottom, and the real thing.

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  4. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Guy, Thanks for the kind words.
  5. John Long Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    An absolutely beautiful job Leigh. It looks like you used wire for the laces and grommets. Care to elaborate?
  6. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks John!
    I made the eyelets by winding the wire around another wire, bit like a spring, then cut them off, drilled holes roughly where the eyelets were spaced, filled the holes with putty then placed the eyelet and pushed the wire for the laces into the wet putty. After it was dry I just folded them over, cut em off and flattened em a little to avoid that raised look.
    Here's a pic of the eyelets.

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  7. RobH Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Leigh

    Incredible work! Really looks superb!

    Were the boots carved?

    rob
  8. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Gorgeous work Leigh!!! Even hobnails on the boots?!!! AWESOME
  9. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hey Thanks Rob!

    I'm not sure I'm a good carver nor sculpter of wet putty so I use a bit of both.
    I roughed in the shape while the putty was soft then cleaned up the shape (actually boots are trickier than they look) after the putty's hard. For the overlapping joins in the leather I added thin beads of putty to these areas and brushed them out, then sharpened up the edges afterwards.
    If you add too much putty to these areas they become too bulky and ruin the overall shape.
  10. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Jason!
    Yep hobnails, so I can use them for future projects where the soles are seen.
  11. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Leigh, (y) (y) so far on the model ! The boots look AWESOME !! Cheers.
    Kenneth :lol:
  12. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Leigh!

    Super job on the boots man! They really look the part and look excellent.
  13. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Ken and Anders, Thanks for your encouragement.
    Thanks Calvin, I started with the intention of it being a commercial piece but haven't bothered to seek out a manufacturer, I'd rather finish it first then see if anyone is interested. I'll try to start dressing him soon :)
  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Leigh, Those boots are just amazing my friend. You are one truly gifted artist. I have the utmost respect for your attention to detail. Your work has really inspired me to work even harder on my own stuff. The face is great.~Gary (y)
  15. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Leigh, it looks terrific. The boots are top notch.
  16. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Gary and bob, Thanks! Gary, the beautiful thing about this site is the inspiration I get from viewing the work of so many other very talented modellers, yourself included.

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